Ghost Stories

March 18, 2016



Preparations in Final Stretch for April 22 HGP Spring Gala and Auction

A steering committee of current and alumni members of the Holy Ghost Prep Mothers’ Guild is approaching the final stretch in preparation for the HGP Spring Gala and Auction, scheduled for Friday, April 22 at the Firebird Fieldhouse.

The entire School Community is invited to participate in the year’s signature fundraising event for HGP, with proceeds benefiting the Holy Ghost Fund, which largely supports scholarships, academic programs and greatest needs.

The Spring Gala and Auction will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mothers’ Guild, as well as the contributions the organization has made to the School and countless past and current students over the years.  

A premium raffle is also being conducted, with the top prize providing either a full tuition scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year, or a $10,000 cash prize.

For additional information, or to donate an auction item, contact Anne Marie Horgan, event chair, at or access the following link  Several sponsorship and advertising opportunities associated with the Spring Gala & Auction are also available and can be obtained by contacting Christine Seighman, HGP Coordinator of Special Events, at





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Congratulations to the Class of 2020 - Your HGP Experience Has Started

The administration, faculty and student body are thrilled you will be joining our family as a member of the Class of 2020. We are also ready to help you find your own unique space within our community of learners, artists, musicians, athletes, leaders, and service.

Our online registration database will house all of the forms you will need to complete before beginning class in the Fall. You can access the forms by clicking here. The landing page will provide the necessary next steps you need to complete to make sure the transition to HGP goes smoothly. Your next visit to HGP will be for the World Language and Math placement tests on April 4 and 5 at 3:30. If you have any questions or need account access information, please feel free to contact us in the Main Office at 215.639.2102. Congratulations again, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Admissions Office Update

The admissions office is excited to announce that more than 122 students will join HGP in the Class of 2020.  The admissions office continues to receive 9th grade applications from interested families - and we welcome prospective families to contact us for more information.

We are also busy meeting families interested in transferring to HGP from other high schools.  Already this semester we have met nearly a dozen families from public and private schools.  Please encourage anyone interested in HGP to contact that admissions office to learn more about the transfer process.

Summer Camps at HGP

HGP Summer Enrichment Program for 7th and 8th Graders - Click Here

HGP Summer Sports Camps - Click Here

HGP Prepares for 23rd Annual West Virginia Service Trip 

From March 22-26, 16 juniors and seniors will be working in Mingo County, WV to help rehabilitate homes and witness to the transformation of Easter for those in need of a helping hand. HGP partners with the WV Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps to arrange for lodging, worksites, tools and supplies. Over the years, HGP students have worked in 8 different counties doing everything from rebuilding porches to cleaning out recently-flooded homes.  Please keep the success of the trip in your prayers.

Save the Date - HGP Drama Alums

Saturday, April 16 - 2:00 P.M.

All HGP Drama Society alums-  cast, crew, and pit band- join this new reunion tradition.

Come back for a matinee performance of this year's production of Kander and Ebb's "Curtains".  Bring those you are still in touch with.  Reception will follow the performance.  You will see the latest plans for the new theater and music rooms in the new HGP Activity Center.  We look forward to catching up with everyone.

Fore more information, call 215-639-2102 x 244

HGP Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 23rd. - 8:30am to 1:00pm

Email Marge Flynn for a time:

Celebrate "March Madness" With the HGP Alumni Association

Once again, the HGP Alumni Association Board of Directors, Larry Scheetz '98, Ryan Becker '98 and Frank Seravalli '06, invite all fellow alumni to Celebrate the Madness. Your first drink is on us! Click here to RSVP!

*Must be 21 or older to enter Parx Casino

Mothers' Guild News

Call for Nominations

Nominations for the 2016-17 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board will be accepted at the March Mothers’ Guild meeting.  If you or someone you know has been considering joining the Mothers’ Guild board, now is your opportunity!  Open positions include President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary (2) and Alumni Secretary.  Watch the Mothers’ Guild homepage for more information and job descriptions.  If you have any questions, please email Alumni Secretaries Stephanie Bamert or Catherine Talarico at

Mothers Guild Meeting,  April 4, 2016 - 7pm - Guild Meeting and 50th Anniversary Celebration

All moms are invited to attend the next Mothers’ Guild meeting and social.  In addition to our regular meeting, we will be celebrating our Alumni Moms and the 50th Anniversary of the Guild!  We will have a book signing by an alumni Mom and some special raffles.   We will also be holding our elections for the 2016-2017 Mothers’ Guild Executive Board.   If you are a current mom AND ALSO an alumni mom click here to RSVP 

Each year the Senior Class hosts the April Guild Meeting and Alumni Mothers’ Party.  Senior Moms are asked to help with set-up, serving, clean up and dessert donations.  Please click here to sign up to help with this event.

Attention Junior Moms - Volunteers Needed

The tradition continues where the Junior Mothers host a Farewell Reception for the Senior Mothers. This year the Class of 2017 will host the Senior Mother Celebration at the general meeting on Monday, May 2, 2016.   Junior Moms are needed to help with set-up, serving, clean up and dessert donations.  Please see the website for more information.  Click here if you are able to help with this event.

HGP Athletics News:

Good luck to Thomas Theuer '17 (100 Breaststroke) and Bobby McLoughlin (200 Freestyle) at the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University this weekend!
Two grade school basketball clinics remain: Monday, March 21 and Thursday, March 31st.  Find more information and register
Spring Sports are underway!  Baseball is headed to Myrtle Beach, SC for the second year in a row to participate in the Ripken Experience.  Tennis opens match play today at Council Rock South HS.  Lacrosse will host Haverford HS on Thursday, March 24th at 11am for its home opener.  Track and Field, Rowing and Ultimate Frisbee will be underway with contests the last week of March.  View schedules on our school calendar

Pasta Dinner - April 3, 2016

Forensics Pasta Dinner- NEW DATE
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Firebird Fieldhouse 3:00-6:30 

Bucks County High School Art Exhibit

Six HGP artists will represent the school in the 21st Annual Bucks County Art Exhibition. Pictured here are sophomores Owen Yake (drawing), Austin Moran (cut paper), Jacob Lawall (drawing), Graham Gibbs (drawing) and juniors Luke Wade (intaglio print) and missing from the photo, Nate Nicastro (relief print).

The exhibit will take place in the Hicks Arts Center @ Bucks County Community College, March 30 – April 9, 2016.

Forensics Team Qualifiers to Nationals
Speech and debate is an academic activity typically available to students in middle school, high school, and college. Similar to athletic sports, speech and debate activities are challenging, competitive in nature, and require regular practice, coaching, dedication, and hard work.
Congrats to the HGP students who qualified to NSDA Nationals (the former NFL) in Salt Lake City, UT which takes place in June.
Brian Gabriele and Noah Tapp in duo
Brian Flatley in Drama
Anton Peschansky in Congress
Nick Guiliano in US extemp speaking  
Collin Quigley in US extemp speaking 
Jonathan Mann and Mason El-Habr in Public Forum Debate 

HGP Dining Hall March Menu

Click Here to See the March Menu

Sophomore Parent Reception

On Friday, March 18th from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sophomore parents are cordially invited to join the President, Gregory J. Geruson '79, in Founders' Hall for the Sophomore Parent Social. Refreshments and light Hors d'oeurves will be served. To RSVP, please contact the Office of Advancement at 215-639-2102 ext. 244 or 

Firebird Yearbook On Sale Now

Click Here to Order the 2015-2016 Yearbook

HGP Pix - Courtesy of Catalano Studio

Click Here for the Galleries

HGP Blankets for Sale

Interested in HGP Blankets? 

Contact Custom Made Comfort - Click Here

Baby on the Way?

Know an alum who recently had a baby? If/when you get the news about the child, can you pass along that information (boy/girl & name) to Advancement? We can be sure that our database gets updated while taking the opportunity to send a gift to the newborn! 

Contact Alexis Gettings: .




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